Herbal Recipes

Let’s Talk About: How to use Lavender

How to use Lavender? When I think of lavender, I think of soap. Specifically, the little, purple, seashell-shaped soaps that lived in my grandmother's soap...

Herbs to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

Ouch. Uh-oh. I know that small, pinching burning pain. I've felt that before. If you've ever had to live with urinary tract infections, that small...

Recipe Box: Honeysuckle Infused Sugar

May is rolling out and June is rolling in - wild roses and irises are blooming their last and the berries are starting to form green on...

Wild Fermented Dandelion Ginger Wine

It is a beautiful spring, but I'm singing the blues. I'm down to my last bottle of dandelion wine from last year, and now I...

Recipe Box: Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead

  When I started making infused honey years ago, the very first and most favorite of my herbal flavors was Vanilla Bean Chamomile Honey. So...

Lemon Infused Honey

  Man, oh, man...is this honey good! We go through jars of this recipe more quickly than the other infused honey and syrups that we keep around the...

Hedgerow Jelly: a recipe from the wild places

What is a hedgerow? In the cultured, organized sense, it is meant to be a barrier of trees and shrubs planted to mark boundary lines...

Drying Strawberry Tops

I admit it: I'm lazy. A lazy cook, a lazy gardener...I like to set things up and let them do their own thing with minimal input...

Dandelion Flower Infusion and Syrup

Infusion first, syrup second! There are only a few dandelions in my yard this year, which is the opposite of a problem...

Soapwort Recipes: Green Cleaning from your Garden!

Soapwort is a versatile plant and it is easy to grow, harvest, and use around the home. It will clean skin, lace, quilts, hair, bodies, even household...

How do I learn about herbs?

So you want to be an herbalist or to learn about herbs and plant wisdom. Good for you! How do you get started to learn...

Ask A Pixie: #1- Onions and Plantain

Howdy, folks! I've been getting lots of reader questions and comments sent to my inbox, and so I'm beginning a new feature called "Ask A...

Recipe Box: Herbal Cough Syrup (Infusion)

It has been a doozy of a winter - not just colder than usual, but wet, and with fluctuating temperatures. This sort of combination has...

Recipe Box: Four Thieves Vinegar

Four Thieves Vinegar is a great tool that gets a lot of use around my house. A dear friend introduced it to me by trading...

Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

 Oh, sweet Catnip! My yard has a very happy spot in it during the warm months - right next to a nice spot next to...